ESZOPICLONE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Lunesta (eszopiclone) for Insomnia: “”STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS MEDICATION!!!! It is a joke, I cant even go into details on how much I HATE this medication. If you have sleep problems do not take this! It causes the complete opposite effect. Horrible side effects.””

Collin11 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2018

For Insomnia: “I’ve noticed a lot of these reviews basically trash the drug yet give a score of 6 or more (come on, people!) so the high average score may be deceptive. The consensus seems to be that the negatives far outweigh the benefits for this drug. I have had sleep maintenance insomnia anxiety for years, started out being caused by occasional excessive alcohol drinking, gradually became chronic and alcohol-independent. At various times tried melatonin, valerian, diphenhydramine, kava, lorazepam, trazodone, zolpidem, eszopiclone, & CPAP (breathing machine) with mixed results. Trazodone (25-50 mg) & eszopiclone (3 mg) gave me bad mood disturbances after 2-3 days, done with them. Melatonin (5 mg) also does this but not as bad. Lorazepam (0.5 mg) works great but is a benzo so can only use sparingly. CPAP improves my sleep quality and feeling of well-being but so far (>2 months) hasn’t much impacted unwanted awakening (and using CPAP is a nuisance!). Hope this helps; good luck to all.”

PoorSleeper (taken for less than 1 month) February 3, 2018

Lunesta (eszopiclone) for Insomnia: “For reference, my type of insomnia is sleep maintenance – I can fall asleep, but I can’t stay asleep.I was prescribed Lunesta after 1 year with Trazodone. I was on 100mg of Trazodone, but it was starting to become less effective, so I decided to try something else and maybe give myself a break. My doctor said that Lunesta is supposed to be better for sleep maintenance insomnia than Ambien. I had been off Trazodone for 5 nights before I took Lunesta.I was prescribed 3mg of Lunesta; for the first night, it worked okay.The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th night, I had a hard time falling asleep, and then I woke up at about 4-4:30 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep.The 5th night, I woke up at 2:30 AM, and couldn’t fall back asleep.The 6th night I woke up at 2 AM and couldn’t fall back asleep.The 7th night, I was awake almost the whole night.Additional note; I do notice the weird taste in my mouth the next day while on this medication. The taste is amplified by drinking water.”

Error505SleepNotFound (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2018

For Insomnia: “This stopped working for me, even when I doubled the dose. It used to help me get to sleep within 45 minutes and sleep through the night, but it didn’t “knock me out”. It didn’t make me groggy in the morning and I never got a metallic taste in my mouth. I was quite happy with it until it lost its effectiveness. Now, it just makes my vision fuzzy and makes me feel strange but not sleepy.”

stephlyudmila January 26, 2018

For Insomnia: “Best antidepressant I have ever took; maybe I was misdiagnosed for forty years!”

Anonymous January 10, 2018

Lunesta (eszopiclone) for Insomnia: “Took this after years on clonazepam, then a month of Ambien. Ambien made me have strange side effects. Texting people at night, not remembering in the morning. I started having muscle twitches, brain fog and lightheadness and sweating after going off of it. I have been taking lunesta since mid -November. I will admit, I do not sleep as well as when I took the Ambien. Lunesta does not knock me out. I will go to sleep and then I’m up 12:45, then sometimes 2:45. But still no weird side effects, and sdly I still wake up more tired than I was with Lunesta, or even the clonazepam. The pill does taste gross but swallow it fast! The taste does not linger, but you may have a dry mouth…. nothing to prevent me from taking it. I’m in the highest dosage.”

KerriLK December 18, 2017

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